This Fe­bru­ary, we have some treats to warm you from the in­side and out­side – bath suds, hearty booze and a home away from home

METROPOLE - Vienna in English - - LOCAL FINDS -


Right on Gumpen­dor­fer­strasse, this haven of suds stocks 1,500 spe­cialty craft beers from over 100 brew­eries, an in­cred­i­ble se­lec­tion of pales, ales, bar­rel-aged lagers and any­thing else your heart de­sires, in­clud­ing home­brew kits for the DIY crowd. Even bet­ter, a re­frig­er­ated walk-in area of­fers the op­por­tu­nity to grab a cold one right then and there. The store is cur­rently ex­pand­ing: the Beerlovers crew just re­leased their first self-pro­duced brew called Mut­ter­milch (Mother’s Milk); If that still doesn’t con­vince you, the on­line shop might be just the thing. You can stock up on the lat­est Bel­gian spe­cial­ties from the com­fort of your home. Time to step up your beer game.


wiener­ 3., Hintzer­strasse 6 To find this min­i­mal­is­tic gem in the 3rd district, sim­ply fol­low your nose! Wiener Seife of­fers over 70 hand­crafted soaps and bath essences, based on age-old recipes by Friedrich Weiss, one of the last Seifen­sieder (soap­mak­ers) in Vienna. Fo­cus­ing on a pure nat­u­ral process that only uses nat­u­ral oils, plant ex­tracts and or­gan­i­cally-sourced essences, their use of co­conut oil and gen­tle treat­ment en­sures all in­gre­di­ents are re­tained in the fi­nal prod­uct. Of­fer­ing hair and skin care for every­one, their Bio Salt Soap even dou­bles as tooth­paste. With a foamy struc­ture and a mes­mer­iz­ing scent, for Wiener Seife, the qual­ity of the prod­uct is first and fore­most .


oliv­er­like­ 6., Gumpen­dor­fer­strasse 126 Feel­ing you have ar­rived in a new city mainly re­quires feel­ing at home. At Oliver, a ser­viced apart­ment build­ing in Vienna’s hip 6th district, the apart­ments and stu­dios evoke just that. The 20-45 square me­ter spa­ces are geared to­wards com­fort, com­bin­ing mod­ern de­sign with a homey at­mos­phere – per­fect for long-term stays. With quick ac­cess to the U-bahn lines U4 and U6, not to men­tion fan­tas­tic shops, restau­rants and bars, you won’t waste any time be­fore you start dis­cov­er­ing your new home.

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